Martial Arts For Kids
Children are never too young to benefit from training in Tae Kwon Do. Our programs for children help them achieve self confidence, balance and a sense of accomplishment in a safe environment. Our goal is for all students to feel safe and supported by their instructors and classmates. We encourage a non-competitive, constructive, and cooperative attitude within our classes.
HI Dean! i want to share some of the benefits that Niya experiences in TKD:
- confidence, after breaking that board she felt very good about herself because she really didn’t know whether or not she could do it, let alone on the first try.
- training as a group and with kids her own age, she told me that once she saw the other two boys break the boards before her, she felt that she could do it as well. Therefore, she feeds off the other kids energy to do things she might not think she could do.
- exercise, it gives Niya the opportunity to be active, while learning something, which does nothing but help her physical and mental well being.
- discipline, she is learning how to respect her elders and peers and recognizes that in order to progress, she has to be open to learn and to receive direction without conflict.
- fun, she looks forward to seeing her friends there and having fun while learning.
- social skills, it helps her to interact with people of all ages and it teaches her to adapt and respect all different kinds of personalities, moods and emotions.
- a feeling of belonging, training is like being part of an extended family. She gets high fives and lots of support and encouragement for accomplishing a task, test, or breaking a board.
“Hi Dean, Thank you for taking the time to talk with Ben last night after class. It has already made an impact on him and us. We will be sure to pass this story on as it is a great example of how to use self control when someone has a temper.”
“…and it is hard to find the quality of instruction he received at your school. For this I am truly grateful, and I want to thank you once again for all the care and support our grandson received during the two years he was at your school.”
Sincerely, M. S.
Hi Master Dean,
At home we’ve been talking a lot about the tenants. I am really appreciative of the fact your school teaches them. As a parent I use them to reinforce respect and good manners. Before she wrote the letter we talked a lot about courtesy or ‘good manners’ and she connected it with gratitude. In some ways… we take TKD’s tenants as well as other ideas/customs and apply it to our own version of ‘what we’d learn in charm school, if we went’… TKD makes it cooler, since breaking boards is an additional bonus.
In addition to the morality/conduct of TKD, it has also enabled my daughter to get her fix of discipline and most importantly a real sense of fun. She is relaxed and comfortable and enjoys all of the classes. The blend of children is fantastic. She has made some great friends…
Thanks for asking – I thought it was fantastic! I agree lots of energy and as a observer I saw the majority of kids afterwards were very busy showing their accomplishments to others. Also they seemed to really take pride in writing their own information and/or drawing on the boards they had broken. For our daughter, Nicole, who is new to TKD – the entire process from the pledges, the concentration and excitement of board breaking, as well as the follow up with her sponsors afterwards seemed important to her. We are glad she got to participate as I believe she learnt a lot about herself from it.